Cook’s Scorpionfish, Scorpaena cardinalis Click to enlarge image
A Cook’s Scorpionfish at a depth of 8m, Erscotts Blind Passage, Lord Howe Island Marine Park, 9 February 2010. Image: Andrew Green
© Andrew Green

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    cardinalis
    Genus
    Scorpaena
    Family
    Scorpaenidae
    Order
    Scorpaeniformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia

Introduction

Cook's Scorpionfish occurs around northern New Zealand, the Kermadec Islands and offshore islands of the Tasman Sea.



References

  1. Motomura, Hiroyuki, et al., 2011. Validity of Scorpaena jacksoniensis and a redescription of S. cardinalis, a senior synonym of S. cookii (Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae). Ichthyological Research 58: 315-332.